The half-day Salta City Tour is your ideal choice for an orientation visit to this old Colonial city situated at almost 1200 meters above sea level surrounded by hills.
Itinerary for Salta City Tour
Pick up at your Salta hotel in air-conditioned comfortable minibus and head for the city center for this three-hour sightseeing tour. Your professional guide will explain the fascinating history of this city, founde by the Spanish conquistadors in 1582. Located along the original Inca trail between Cusco and Rio de la Plata (Buenos Aires) and because of its lush microclimate, Salta was the perfectly positioned and became a wealthy trading post.
Salta is the fifth largest city in Argentina and traditionally known as the prettiest. You will see the sugarcraft architecture on the Plaza. The candy pink Cathedral, the museum housing the Inca children, the cabildo (town hall) that now contains the interesting Museum of Northern Lifestyle.
Colonnaded San Francisco church at almost 175 feet tall, with sculptured drapery is stunningly lit up at night. We pass the old convent and continue up San Bernardo Hill for a view across the city. We will take a short drive out to San Lorenzo, home to wealthy Saltenos for its superb microclimate and luch cloud forest, then continue on to visit the artisan market. You will have time to shop for souvenirs from leather, wool or alpaca before returning to Salta for hotel drop off.
The Salta City tour costs US$22 per person and runs every day of the year except 25 December and January 1st. You may make an instant guaranteed booking online HERE with a deposit of US$10 and balance payable at time of pick up. Please leave your preferred date and pick up hotel in the customer notes field at check out. Have a great day out in Salta and don’t forget to post some photos.